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Mickies Dairy Bar

1511 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2086
+1 608-256-9476
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Diner
1511 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2086
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On weekends, the line may look intimidating, however, it moves rather quickly. Once inside order a scrambler or pancakes. Comfort food that transports you back to the 1950’s

Thank tosswald
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Mickie’s Dairy Bar is an institution. The food quality is the best for a greasy spoon/diner - malts are superb and breakfast food is to die for. In fact, there’s nothing quite as good as the signature “scrambler” - eggs, fried potatoes, melted cheese, and...More

Thank Bill_Mydo
Reviewed 30 March 2018

I'm not gonna lie, I'm the opposite of a foodie, so my restaurant reviews should be taken with a grain of salt..... With that being said, I did enjoy this little diner. Old timey atmosphere and plenty of menu choices at good prices and serving...More

Thank travelingmom3333
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Heard about this iconic establishment from a family member, so we had to go today before they closed for the holidays. Crowded and noisy as expected but what fun. Best corned beef hash I have ever had but the rye toast was underwhelming at best....More

Thank susiegigi
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Went with friends for breakfast. Atmosphere was definitely old school. I had the basic eggs and toast and my friends had the scrambler and breakfast sandwich. It seemed like an average breakfast. Nothing bad but nothing super special either. The scrambler was enormous and super...More

Thank Sam N
Reviewed 23 November 2017

This is a must stop if you're looking for a breakfast done the old school way....big portions and fresh home cooked food. Note: you will wait for this meal as there's always a long line up the sidewalk. Worth the wait every time.

Thank yourfriendly
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Packed on a Friday morning! We are touring U of W and Mickeys was recommend. Fantastic atmosphere and excellent diner food! Coming from Boston the prices were shockingly low!!

Thank mollyd818
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Wow, like stepping back in time. Really delicious breakfasts at very reasonable prices. Looks like a 50's diner

Thank pjcashman
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit location for breakfast or lunch when visiting Madison. Food is great, prices are great and service is super duper. You feel transported back to the 1950s when this place was a soda fountain. The scrambler won't leave you hungry.

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This is a must do for all Badger fans. Unfortunately it has taken me 56+ years to do so!! There is a line but it didn't take too long to get in. It is loud in the inside but that is some of the appeal....More

Thank rex m
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15 November 2017|
Response from txpackerfan10 |
Did u stop? Was wondering that myself. Last game I seen a line lol.
15 July 2017|
Response from Dawn G | Reviewed this property |
no they do not take reservations. You stand outside waiting to get in.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1511 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2086
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-256-9476
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